Thursday, November 5, 2009

Floating Bunny

Bear with me because I know this card is a little unconventional- the main image is "floating" off the edge of the card! I thought I would try something new, and new it is.

  • I started with the basket image first. It was inked up using Melon Mambo and stamped onto whisper white.
  • I used a sticky note to cover the basket portion so that I could place the bunny "inside".
  • The bunny and shadowing was created using Sahara Sand and a blender pen.
  • To create the balloon portion, I took a piece of Melon Mambo Patterns DSP and covered it using Sticky Pages. Then, with the red film still attached, I used my 1 3/4" Circle punch to pop out the "balloon". TIP: This was not easy... The punch didn't cut through the sticky page and I did end up doing a tiny bit of hand-cutting using my paper snips.
  • Next, I covered the circle using clear micro beads (a little hard to see, click the photo to enlarge), and attached it to the basket using glue dots.
  • The Whisper White was popped up using dimensionals onto a mat of Going Gray.
  • Another Melon Mambo print was given a scallop edge and added to the right side and the entire piece was matted again in Pretty in Pink.
  • Pretties Kit half-pearls were added in each corner using mini-glue dots.
  • The Going Gray card base is not a standard card size (in keeping with my unconventional theme!). I used the scallop edge punch on both the front and back.
  • The sentiment, from Cute & Cuddly, was isolated from the scallop square using a Melon Mambo and a Basic Black marker. It was cropped using a 1 1/4" circle punch and layered onto a Melon Mambo circle and Pretty in Pink scallop circle.
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the card and a white Latte Designer button was sewn to the middle using gray thread.
Can you tell the shower is for a baby girl? :)

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Stamps: Cute & Cuddly (113682), Sweet Centers (116521)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656), Basic Black (101179), Sahara Sand (105208)
Paper: Going Gray (108588), Melon Mambo (115320), Melon Mambo Patterns Pack DSP (115687), Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Accessories: Sticky Pages (114300), Clear Micro Beads (104266), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Pretties Kit (109114), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Glue Dots (104183), Dimensionals (104430), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain (115611), Latte Designer Buttons (114333), Scallop Circle Punch (109043)


Melissa said...

This is adorable! I love the balloon, that is a new way to use this set! I love that!!

I esp love the button and bow! How creative!

Cards by Gina said...

This is a beautiful card, Carrie! All of the details are amazing! I'm sure the mom-to-be will love receiving this. Very, very clever!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous card. I love the bunny peeking out of the balloon. So clever.

Samara Navi said...

Unconventional = GORGEOUS + BRILLIANT!

....Linda.... said...

You do the best baby stuff! I love this - and it should be floating away - it's a balloon!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh so wonderful!!! I so love you card. Love that bunny!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Cute, cuddly and sweet.

Kim said...

Love that little bunny peeking from the basket! Adorable baby card!